Global Warming is the topic of our time, and much is talked about its consequenses for the world and mankind. But next to many negative scenarios, ones in a while there accures a positive side as well. And one of this chances might be the establishment of the Northern Sea Route, in Europe called the… Continue reading The Northeast Passage
Just between the Suez Canal and Bab el-Mandeb, the Red Sea is one of the most important waters for international trade. And as it´s significance is growing, the great powers are trying to increase their influence. One of them is Russia, which always has been eager to get an entrance to the oceans.
The lines of conflict between Russia and China are manifold and sometimes very old. When the USA managed to play out these lines between China and the Soviet Union in the 1970s, the two Asian powers were on the brink of war, mainly over border disputes on the Ussuri. Even though most of these manifold… Continue reading USA, China, Russia
Relations between the USA and Russia have not been very good since the end of the Soviet Union. Instead of a rapprochement between the two great powers, the mutual attitude has been characterised by confrontation, a circumstance which benefits a third power in particular. The triangular relationship between Russia, the USA and China underwent a… Continue reading USA and Russia
While the situation in the South is, from an european point of view, in long run increasingly critical, the situation in East Europe is right there now. After the doom of the Sowjet Union was an emerge of a number of new states in East Europe and throught this a number of borderconflicts and territorial… Continue reading Crisis in East Europe
While a multitude of powers are currently trying to consolidate their positions in the space between Morocco and Ukraine, that is, the area that connects (or separates, depending on your point of view) the European continent with the rest of the world, the states of Europe are strangely absent from this game. Only the old… Continue reading A new Sea
At present, the eyes of the world are once again on Ukraine, on the eastern provinces and Crimea in the light of an increasingly confrontational attitude between Russia and its allies and Ukraine and the NATO countries. In addition to these central aspects, however, there is another relationship of interest in this constellation, namely that… Continue reading Another Test of Endurance
If it´s true that demographie is the fate of the people, Russia is looking for a taff century ahead. With a population of some 145 million people, the state has to manage the by far biggest country on earth. Despide that, during the last century, Russia had to pay a huge price in the currency… Continue reading Russia to the Russians?